Session 2019: 23rd April-27th April 2019

Course fee: 480 €/participant (30€ discount/participant, if your group is 5 or more). CONFIRMED, STILL FREE PLACES!

Session 2020: 12th May-16th May 2020
Course fee: 480 €, (30€ discount/participant, if your group is 5 or more).

Confirmed= There are more than 12 final registrations already.

Normally next summer/winter is confirmed latest after KA1 results come in May. Dates of session 2020 are not confirmed, but it takes place quite near what we estimate.(depending about scifest event).

You can pre-register to course from this link!

Learn new and modern ways to teach chemistry, physics, biology, geography! Build a workshop with your collegues to event! Year 2018 scifest theme was "Science meets arts"

Course language is English!

With this fantastic, pedagogical course, you will get new ideas for teaching natural sciences. It does not matter are you primary teacher or subject teacher or what kind of school are you working!

Theme: Science education in participant countries, modern technology and its benefits in science teaching. Learning new ways to make science curriculum alive!

Course fee: 2019,2020 = 480 €/participant . Course fee does not include meals and accomodation. 30€ discount/participant if your group is 5 participants or mote. Course fee must be paid four weeks before the course to bank account or with later instructions.


Accomodation in May 2018, Joensuu, in our cooperation hotel, Sokos hotel Kimmel was:Single room 83€/night, double room 98€/night and double room with extra bed 123€/night. Also standard and superior rooms are possible for extra fee (ask for it).

Room rates 2019 and 2020 we get later in November 2018.

All room rates include breakfast, sauna, wifi and swimming pool. You are also free to use other hotels, airbnb etc.

It may be possible to obtain a European Union Erasmus+ (formerly Comenius) grant (K1, learning mobillity of individuals) to cover course fee, travelling and accomodation costs!

Next closing date for Erasmus+ applications is in February 2019. (education starting earliest in June 2019), and teachers will need the application of their Headteacher in doing this.

More information is available from our website and in your national agency. So, you can book your place before making application to Erasmus+ office and when you get decision let us now if you are really coming.

Course aims are: Participants will learn new pedagogical ways to use modern equipment in science lessons. They also will get new ideas how to motivate modern pupils and students with games, modern technology and equipment.

Participants learn also how to build an interesting workshop about science used in big event. They also learn English language terminology used in science lessons. Participants will also get new contacts around the Europe and learn also pedagogical things from each others.

Thematic field of the training:

* Natural sciences

* Science event

* Modern technology and ICT

* Pedagogical development

* Comparing European Science teaching

* Modern school laboratories

* Chemistry, Physics, biology, geography

* Curriculum development

Education sector of the training participants:

- preprimary, primary, general secondary, general upper secondary

Target audience: All teachers and other involved

Languages used for the training: English

Place: Joensuu, Finland (can be reached from Helsinki by airplane, train or by buss)

Act fast. This course is popular! Hurry!

Schedule of five days: (can change)

1st day 15.00 Let's get together Europe! Getting to know each others, course providers and city of Joensuu and Finland. Finnish education system. Participant presentations of their own school systems and science teaching curriculum.

2nd day School visit(if possible), building a workshop to SciFest 2017/2018 event.

3rd day Take part in SciFest event in Joensuu arena. Group has its own workshop to run. Visit to university of Eastern Finland, center of natural sciences. Visit to North Karelia museum.SciFest event continues with same theme. Visit to Joensuu yhteiskoulu upper secondary school. Meeting science teachers and visiting lessons.

4th day SciFest continues. Afternoon Visit to KOLI mountains and natural park. Last night with Finnish cultural evening; sauna, music, barbeque and lake Saimaa.

5th day (9.00-13.00) Scifest with summer, course certificates and feedback session.